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Introduced by a teary-eyed Jennifer Aniston, Sara Bareilles performed Joni's "Both Sides Now" as the vocal backing to an exceptionally powerful In Memoriam segment at the 2017 Oscars. The piece honored all who the academy and film industry had lost in the past year including singer/actor Prince, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Gene Wilder, Mary Tyler Moore, Debbie Reynolds, her daughter Carrie Fisher and many more. (Watch ad-free video here)

Joni made a rare public appearance last night, attending Clive Davis' annual Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, where she was escorted by writer and filmmaker Cameron Crowe and author Daniel Levitin (pictured with Joni).

Joni was honored as one of the greatest songwriters whose work has touched everyone in the music industry.

She had a good time and was particularly moved by Chance the Rapper and Mary J. Blige’s performances. Herbie Hancock came by and said an extended hello, as did many other well-wishers, including Stephen Stills and Clive Davis.

This Thursday - in addition to being Thanksgiving day in the USA - marks the 40th anniversary of The Band's Last Waltz, the legendary concert event held in San Francisco. "The one I remember most was Joni Mitchell," says John Simon, musical director of the event. "The chords she played on the guitar were not standard. The guys would look at her left hand and go, 'What? I remember this one quote from her: I said ‘What’s that chord?’ And she said, ‘I don’t know the name of it. I tune my guitar this way, to make myself stupid’ – in other words, to not fall into pre-determined patterns, patterns she was used to." Rhino has released a 40th Anniversary 5-disc set to commemorate the event. (Photo of Joni and Robbie Robertson © Steve Gladstone)

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Given that contemporary interest in her music and personal history has never been so strong since her 2001 musical retirement, and the fact she's made it clear there'll be no future live performances, interest and expectation for this show is immense. Joni Mitchell’s own website jonimitchell.com previewed Joni’s Soul’s July 2014 debut performance in full.

Coyote, Hejira, Edith and the Kingpin, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, River, Trouble Child, Help Me and Gina Foster’s gorgeous version of Both Sides Now - it’s through songs like these that the band explore the unique songwriting, harmonic concept and gift of performance Joni Mitchell so enduringly revealed in her iconic albums Blue, Court and Spark, Hejira, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and beyond …

Gina Foster - vocals (Eric Clapton, Sinead O'Connor)
Ronnie Johnson - guitars (Van Morrison, Bob Dylan)
+ special guest Patrick Johnson - guitars
Graham Harvey - keyboards (George Benson, Incognito)
Steve Pearce - bass (Randy Crawford, Everything But The Girl)
Richard Bailey - drums (Stevie Winwood, Jeff Beck)
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Given that contemporary interest in her music and personal history has never been so strong since her 2001 musical retirement, and the fact she's made it clear there'll be no future live performances, interest and expectation for this show is immense. Joni Mitchell’s own website jonimitchell.com previewed Joni’s Soul’s July 2014 debut performance in full.

Coyote, Hejira, Edith and the Kingpin, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, River, Trouble Child, Help Me and Gina Foster’s gorgeous version of Both Sides Now - it’s through songs like these that the band explore the unique songwriting, harmonic concept and gift of performance Joni Mitchell so enduringly revealed in her iconic albums Blue, Court and Spark, Hejira, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and beyond …

Gina Foster - vocals (Eric Clapton, Sinead O'Connor)
Ronnie Johnson - guitars (Van Morrison, Bob Dylan)
+ special guest Patrick Johnson - guitars
Graham Harvey - keyboards (George Benson, Incognito)
Steve Pearce - bass (Randy Crawford, Everything But The Girl)
Richard Bailey - drums (Stevie Winwood, Jeff Beck)
More info

Celebrating the Magical Music of Joni Mitchell with Joanna Eden and her group.

Joanna Eden "the UK's answer to Diana Krall and Nora Jones", comes to the Crazy Coqs with this celebration of the life and music of iconic US singer/song writer Joni Mitchell.

Singer/songwriter Joanna Eden presents a breathtaking show in celebration of her hero Joni Mitchell. With a world-class band featuring pianist/guitarist Chris Ingham and Lewis Andrews on bass/guitar, she lovingly interprets Joni's masterpieces; taking the audience on a journey through the myriad of ideas, textures, themes, voices and emotions of Mitchell's canon... and tracing Joni's influences in some of her own songs. Expect to catch glimpses of a singer and her band in ecstasy!

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